CEO To Run Google News

Google has hired Richard Gingras, CEO of, to run Google News “and other upcoming products,” reports Business Insider.

Gingras resigned Wednesday at an “emotional” meeting, 7×7 reports.

During Gingras’s two-year tenure at Salon, he laid off staff, increased traffic, and redesigned the site, but wasn’t able to achieve profitability.

He’s also responsible for the Total Information Awareness Gift Shop, a “modest comedic attempt to stimulate public awareness and interest in an issue which could detrimentally impact our civil liberties for years to come” (aka a satirical Cafepress store that donates its profits to the ACLU).